The 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2014) took place in Boston, USA, 3rd-6th March 2014.

Conference highlights

Treatment as prevention

No-one with an undetectable viral load, gay or heterosexual, transmits HIV in two years of PARTNER study.

Conference news

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Injectable PrEP

Monkey studies confirm viability of injectable HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drug.


Hep C treatment

Six-week oral treatment can cure hard-to-treat hepatitis C patients.

Maternal deaths

Maternal deaths due to HIV not declining despite PMTCT successes in South Africa.

HIV and HCV co-infection

Faldaprevir plus interferon and ribavirin cures hepatitis C in most people with HIV/HCV co-infection.


Conference bulletins

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First-line HIV treatment

New NNRTI doravirine matches efavirenz for first-line HIV treatment.

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  • I wanted to get up and cheer when Guy Harling presented the ‘sugar-daddy’ findings at #CROI2014. Finally evidence to replace conjecture11 Mar 2014 10:54
  • Lots of interesting talks on HIV prevention at #CROI2014, webcasts available here: http://t.co/AS73jHMqB807 Mar 2014 03:27
  • All slides and webcasts from #CROI2014 now up at http://t.co/efuCjsiaC6; lots to watch on treatment, HepC, ARV-based prevention, cure & more07 Mar 2014 01:27
  • Protected T-cells persist and proliferate in HIV gene therapy study http://t.co/cl0x92R6O1 #CROI201407 Mar 2014 01:27
  • Raltegravir has the edge over two protease inhibitors in three-drug comparison study http://t.co/Ruon9zfhgG #CROI201407 Mar 2014 11:52
  • The 'Boston patients' experience HIV rebound after stem cell transplants http://t.co/VqdX1S6RSL #CROI201407 Mar 2014 09:49
  • So a study presented at #CROI2014 found that 'sugar daddies’ are not really driving HIV. Wow. Now what must happen?07 Mar 2014 05:35
  • Younger women not at higher risk of HIV from relationships with older men, South African study finds http://t.co/IYCXUn3YKW #CROI201407 Mar 2014 04:10
  • Had a wonderful time at #CROI2014 ! Some great research and some great researchers! See you next year!07 Mar 2014 03:14
  • Self-testing encourages very high uptake of HIV testing in Malawi study http://t.co/vwNkmwOg5O #CROI201407 Mar 2014 02:07
  • Male life expectancy nine years shorter due to lower male uptake of HIV treatment in rural South Africa http://t.co/UUyJ4SkHPm #CROI201407 Mar 2014 12:04
  • Great work by NYC Public Health on 2013 meningococcal outbreak in gay men: >23k vaccines; used social media; no cases x 1 yr. #CROI201406 Mar 2014 10:49
  • Well that was informative. Lots of HIV aspects I don't usually see, ending with anal Chlymydia LGV in MSM. #croi2014 Happy travels everyone06 Mar 2014 10:43
  • In final #CROI2014 session on The Road To Elimination: Preventing and Treating HIV Infection in Infants.06 Mar 2014 10:28
  • Title of the #CROI2014 session devoted to research toward the HIV cure was titled "Persistence." That may refer to us as much as the virus.06 Mar 2014 09:38
  • Women, not vectors! C Mnyani: “'We’ve emphasized #PMTCT but haven’t really emphasized saving mothers". http://t.co/ziEIJPz8xz #CROI2014 #HIV06 Mar 2014 09:24
  • High rates of COPD exacerbations in HIV patients #CROI201406 Mar 2014 07:28
  • Last day of #CROI2014. It has been very educational. Looking forward to next year.06 Mar 2014 04:55
  • What is the most exciting thing you've seen so far at #CROI2014 ? Extra points for obscurity. #AIDS06 Mar 2014 04:46
  • The evidence linking statins and diabetes is a "mess" Dr. McComsey #CROI201406 Mar 2014 04:25
  • Talks on vitamin D remind me I haven't been outdoors since Sunday... #conference @HynesBeacon #CROI201406 Mar 2014 03:53
  • “We put an emphasis on preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV but we haven’t really put an emphasis on saving the mothers” #CROI201406 Mar 2014 03:41
  • #HIV self testing is a great advance but will add to the difficulties of tracking the cascade of care #CROI201406 Mar 2014 03:38
  • Interesting PEPFAR talk. Biggest foreseable improvement in HIV pandemics fight will come from managing decisions?#CROI201406 Mar 2014 02:50
  • Dr. Stefano Bertozzi: Are there tipping points in HIV prevention? #plenary #CROI201406 Mar 2014 02:31
  • #CROI2014 Bertozzi: Inexcusable how long it has taken to review quality of care; not just pushing drugs but suppression and extending life.06 Mar 2014 02:27
  • S Bertozzi "What we want to buy [with aid money] is not people getting drugs, what we want to buy is extension of life." #croi201406 Mar 2014 02:26
  • Bertozzi plenary--should look at cost/(pt treated and suppressed) not number of people on art #CROI201406 Mar 2014 02:25
  • S. Bertozi discussing @PEPFAR at #CROI2014 : "Mozambique & Nigeria are the only original PEPFAR countries with no reduction in AIDS deaths"06 Mar 2014 02:13
  • Final plenary! Dr. Stefano Bertozzi on PEPFAR/Global Fund @ 10 Years: Past, Present, Future #CROI201406 Mar 2014 02:09
  • The second of our summary bulletins from #CROI2014 is on its way to subscribers now - you can find it online here: http://t.co/bVwZHSADfO06 Mar 2014 01:42
  • Day 4 and 'sunny day at #CROI2014 PLenary on type I IFN, Persistence Oral Abstract session and Discussion on Bone Marrow Transplants. Enjoy!06 Mar 2014 01:34
  • A milestone year for #HIV & #HCV scientific journey. A lot of interesting talks at #CROI2014. Some exciting encouraging breakthroughs.06 Mar 2014 01:14
  • Raltegravir plus boosted darunavir shown to be safe and effective for first-line ART http://t.co/rUTKzSvE3t #CROI201406 Mar 2014 01:06
  • HIV attachment inhibitor BMS-663068 shows good safety and efficacy in phase 2b study http://t.co/qkcZ0bJS54 #CROI201406 Mar 2014 01:06
  • Pourquoi aucun média "traditionnel" ne parle des résultats de l'étude #Partner? Cela permettrait de déstigmatiser les séropos #VIH #CROI201406 Mar 2014 06:36
  • Most NB news from #CROI2014 so far: http://t.co/ElGpiBRLyz06 Mar 2014 05:55
  • Susan Cu-Uvin led an interesting #CROI2014 session on reproductive hormones/HIV today. http://t.co/SE6QXJpA5u Her opening starts at 1:50.06 Mar 2014 04:44
  • Maternal deaths due to HIV not declining despite PMTCT successes in South Africa http://t.co/SmVey2ovid #CROI201406 Mar 2014 04:20
  • #croi2014 has been very HCV focused.06 Mar 2014 03:35
  • HIV incidence at record high in young gay black men in southern USA http://t.co/bbPV4OlHdD #CROI201406 Mar 2014 12:45
  • Interested in HIV research & wishing you were at #CROI2014? Lots of webcasts here: http://t.co/vGQvWpwtVq (though being here more fun!)06 Mar 2014 12:15
  • People with HIV more likely to die after diagnosis of many common cancers in US http://t.co/KGoPbKub29 #CROI201406 Mar 2014 12:15
  • #CROI2014 Helleringer: target the right individual then prevention can have a big impact.05 Mar 2014 10:28
  • #CROI2014 Merck's new #HIV NNRTI gets a name: doravirine. Now, what's the holdup with naming AbbVie's #hepC drugs?05 Mar 2014 10:27
  • "A pity if we think ART is going to take care of everything"—Andrew Phillips' modelling reinforces role of condom use in MSM #CROI201405 Mar 2014 10:01
  • 10% increase in condomless (or PrEP-less) sex causes an enormous increase in transmission #croi2014 Phillips in UK05 Mar 2014 09:53
  • #CROI2014: Mississippi Baby Remains Free of #HIV [VIDEO]: http://t.co/T6DQkCC4Qb05 Mar 2014 09:45
  • Who knew. MDR TB upregulates efflux pumps when exposed to rifampin which remove the active agent ofloxacin #CROI2014.05 Mar 2014 09:21
  • Great (and televised) overview of TB resistance - pretty pics, excellent speaker, clear explanations #CROI201405 Mar 2014 09:12

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